Chief Innovation Officer
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Kathryn DeBord is Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s Global Chief Innovation Officer and co-leader of BCXponent, Bryan Cave’s legal operations consulting group. Ms. DeBord leads the firm’s Client Technology Group, which includes software developers, automation and legal technology specialists, and business analysts. Ms. DeBord leads the firm’s TechX group, which is a group of lawyers, technologists, and related professionals participating in technology trials and prototypes relevant to their practice areas. Ms. DeBord also serves as advisor to the firm’s various initiatives to train its associates in legal innovation, including the Bryan Cave Business Academy, Ms. DeBord also sits on the Advisory Board for the Silicon Flatirons Tech Law Accelerator Program, and the Future of Law Practice. As co-leader of BCXponent, Ms. DeBord works with law departments to help them work better with their internal business clients, outside counsel and vendors. Prior to her current role, Ms. DeBord was a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group.